Viva Foundation, a Mamelodi-based not-for-profit organisation focused on the social and cultural upliftment of informal settlements.

Elingo is focused on multimedia contact centre and enterprise IP telephony. For four years the company has served as a reliable support partner and contributor towards the work done by the Foundation.

Founded in 2007 the Viva Foundation is a registered PBO (Public Benefit Organisation) and its mission is to transform informal settlements and other high priority poverty areas into stable and economically viable communities.

The organisation centres its efforts on education, employment, business and recreation.

As a front-running technology services provider Elingo has a vested interest in helping to ensure skills development and support budding entrepreneurs.

The company, in the rollout of its CSI programme, supports the establishment of Viva's service hubs within informal settlements.

Brechtje Cilliers, Financial Administrator at Elingo, says the company is proud of its track-record of support for Viva Foundation and believes the organisation is making a real difference to South Africa's fledgling workforce, and the surrounding environments.

"We believe in the work that Viva Foundation continues to do, and we have seen first-hand how informal settlements are changing, and how people's lives are also changing. The only way that South Africa can grow and truly develop, is if there is sufficient and sustainable investment in its youth," says Cilliers.

"Elingo affirms its commitment to this organisation and its effort to build South Africa, and is pleased to continue to contribute towards the empowerment and training of tomorrow's entrepreneurs," she adds.